The Luka State are an electronically enhanced rock band from Winsford, Cheshire, halfway between Manchester and Liverpool. Formed in 2012, the band consists of Conrad Ellis (singer & guitar), Sam Bell (bass), Jake Barnabas (drums), and Lewis Pusey (guitar).
From late 2013 to mid-2014 the band released three singles: “Matter of Time”, “30 Minute Break”, and “Rain”. They were picked up by Vulture Hound, which called the group “the epitome of modern Rock-n-roll.”
With an ever-growing international following asking for new material the band headed to Edge Studios to record their debut mini album “The Price of Education”.
In early 2015 the band went on tour with One Night Only, best known for the top ten UK single “Just for Tonight”.
To date (July 2015), the band have released two singles: “The Believer” and “Can’t Help Myself” from “The Price of Education”. Both singles had significant regional airplay and positive reviews. Exposed Magazine said of the mini album: ‘The Price of Education is a lesson in how to kick off a good music career.’
North America Tour (2013)
European Tour (2013)
“30 Minute Break” Released (March 2014)
Indie Week Europe (2015)
Indie Week Canada (2015)
2016 North America Tour Announced
Shows played at Indie Week:
May 29 2015 // Night & Day (Manchester)
May 30 2015 // SEMI FINALS, Gulliver’s (Manchester)
May 31 2015 // INDIE WEEK EUROPE 2015 FINALS, The Ruby Lounge (Manchester)
Oct 14 2015 // Bovine Sex Club (Toronto)
Oct 15 2015 // Bovine Sex Club (Toronto)
Oct 16 2015 // UG3 (Toronto
Oct 17 2015 // The Rivoli (Toronto)
Oct 18 2015 // Bovine Sex Club (Toronto)